Monthly Archives: September 2017

Passacantilli,Edwards; Walsh, Jackson Advance

September 29, 2017
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Passacantilli,Edwards; Walsh, Jackson Advance

By John Lynds There were three candidates vying for the District One City Council seat, which includes East Boston, Charlestown and the North End, but after Tuesday night’s primary there are only two remaining. East Boston’s Lydia Edwards will square off in the General Election against the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli on Tuesday November...

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East Boston’s Rocco Telese Awarded Purple Heart

September 29, 2017
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East Boston’s Rocco Telese Awarded Purple Heart

By John Lynds In 1944 East Boston’s Rocco Telese was a 19-year-old soldier fighting for his life as allied forces stormed the coast of Italy. Telese was a soldier and scout for the U.S. Army infantry during the Battle of Anzio.  The battle was an pivotal moment of the Italian Campaign during World War...

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Eastie Native Arrested in Wife’s Slaying

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Like many East Bostonians Andrew MacCormack grew up in his family’s modest home on Saratoga Street in Orient Heights, attended Eastie schools and graduated from Savio Prep before it closed its doors in 2007. Andrew, or Andrew Mac as he was known, was a pretty skilled hockey player growing up, and...

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Congressman Capuano to Speak at Breakfast

September 29, 2017
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East Boston Main Streets and the East Boston Chamber of Commerce invite East Boston resident and business owners to a networking breakfast with keynote speaker Congressman Michael Capuano.  The event will be held on Tuesday, October 10th from 7:30am-9:00am at Spinelli’s Banquet Hall located at 282 Bennington St. in East Boston. This is a...

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Plaza Undergoing Massive Rehab

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Owners of the 380 unit Shore Plaza affordable housing development on Border Street have started a massive and much needed rehabilitation. LIHC Investment Group and Weston Associates Inc. announced they are spending over $14 million to improve the aging 10 acre development’s facade, interior and open space. According to Andrew Gendron,...

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Suffolk Downs Owner says Amazon Could Be Good Fit for Racetrack

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Tom O’Brien’s group, HYM Investment Group, LLC, is all in on trying to attract Seattle-based Amazon second headquarters (HQ2) to the 161-acre Suffolk Downs property his group purchased in the spring. At a council meeting in neighboring Revere, which shares the Suffolk Downs site with East Boston, O’Brien told council members...

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And Our Flag was Still There

September 29, 2017
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By John Lynds Over the course of this Nation’s history the American Flag has stood for many things. In its infancy it stood for revolt against England. It stood for the possibilities of a new and better country. It stood for democracy and freedom. However, throughout the course of history the Flag has meant...

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Trump is Moving US Closer to War

September 29, 2017
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We were listening to the segment on 60 Minutes Sunday night in which Oprah Winfrey was interviewing pro-Trump and anti-Trump voters from Michigan, and we were struck by the comment of one man as to why he voted for Trump. He voiced a common refrain that many Trump supporters expressed during the campaign: The...

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Obituaries 09-27-2017

September 29, 2017
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Edith Farinola Long time self employed electrologist Edith A. Farinola, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away on Saturday, September 23, She was born on March 29, 1921, was a graduate of Burdette College and was self-employed for many years, along with her sister, Lucille, at her Electrolysis Practice located in the Little...

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Working Together

September 22, 2017
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Working Together

Pictured at the Fighting Addiction in the Hub event on September 15 are, (left to right) Hon. John E. McDonald, Jr., First Justice EB Court, Tom Tassinari, Chief Probation Officer,EB Court, Michael Pavone, Deputy Superintendent Winifred Cotter, Boston Police Department and Commissioner Joseph Finn, Boston Fire Department. Pavone who is an EB resident spoke...

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